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There are 3 ways to get from Reading to Dorset by train or car

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Train South Western Railway  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Winchester
  2. Take the train from Winchester to Dorchester South

$57 - $90

2 alternative options

Train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Dorchester West

$60 - $107

Drive  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Dorset 93.4 miles

$20 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Dorset is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Dorset is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Reading and Dorset is 77 miles. The road distance is 93.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Dorset without a car is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Reading to Dorset, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Dorset is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to drive from Reading to Dorset.

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There are 488+ hotels available in Dorset. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Dorset.
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  • Distance: 77.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Dorset, England?

You can take a train from Reading to Dorset via Winchester, Dorchester South, and Dorchester, South Station in around 4 h 9 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Dorchester West
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50

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